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NBA report: Isaiah Thomas makes cross-country trip for sister's funeral

NBA report: Isaiah Thomas makes cross-country trip for sister's funeral

The already short break between rounds of the NBA playoffs won’t provide much of a rest for Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas.

Thomas left from the Celtics’ first-round series-clinching victory over Chicago on Friday night to fly to Tacoma, Wash., where he attended his sister’s funeral. He was expected to fly back to Boston early Sunday morning, in time to play in the 1 p.m. start of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Wizards.

“It’s hard to think about how he feels right now,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said on Saturday, the only off-day between rounds, after the rest of the team went through a film session and...

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